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Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Year of the WTC Survivor

April 25, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

When a WTC-related death among fellow FDNY firefighters follows another death in quick succession, the sense of loss is all the more devastating. For those who were stricken with a terminal illness related to the 9/11 WTC terrorist attacks during and after September 11, 2001, this sense of loss was magnified three-fold earlier this month. Sadly, as reported by Thomas Tracy in the New York Daily News, three FDNY firefighters who had been afflicted with cancer or illness due to their service at Ground Zero all passed away within the 48-hour period between April 2 and April 4: Lieutenant Timothy… READ ARTICLE

New Reduced Award Letters Issued by 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for First Responders and 9/11 Victims at Ground Zero

April 8, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

The 9/11 award determinations that have been cut by 50% due to “insufficient funding,” as announced by Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya on February 15, 2019, are now being received by our angry and disappointed clients.  One of our hero clients, a 9/11 first responder with prostate cancer (14,800), received an award notice last week on March 12, 2019. The office of Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP had fully submitted his claim over one year ago, and we were simply awaiting his award letter. His award was cut by $100,000. Had he received his award on or before February 25, 2019,… READ ARTICLE

The Sad and Ongoing Ripple Effects of 9/11

April 8, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 is never-ending, and the effects of 9/11 are still experienced by many. In addition to the lives lost in the horrific attacks on that day, the risk of sickness and death continue to follow first responders, policemen, firemen, and in fact anyone who either worked, lived, or routinely visited the vicinity of Lower Manhattan on 9/11 and for several months after. The law firm of Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP knows all too well. What follows is a list and brief description of different 9/11 cancers that many people were afflicted with as a… READ ARTICLE